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On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 8:47 AM, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions <> wrote:

On 02/23/2011 10:09 AM, Jeff Chimene wrote:

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Marc Paré<>  wrote:

 Le 2011-02-23 09:00, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions a écrit :

 Now that Debian and Ubuntu have their repositories [ or at least the
next update/upgrade does ], there can be a "note" in the "your"
promotion of LibreOffice being shown in the next version and repository
for Debian and Ubuntu. I wonder if the RPM versions of Linux are
"listed" with LibreOffice in their repositories. Since I use Ubuntu
10.10, I do not use .rpm files.

 .rpm's work fine on Mandriva's latest version. Haven't seen any
from any other .rpm based Linux versions.

Ubuntu and Debian seem to be the one's where most people express
But, most of what I have seen is that you had to do a clean install,
although lately, some people have been installer over their last version
with success.

 Agreed. I expect that once LibO moves to Debian Testing from Sid, I'll
uninstall and reinstall. Currently, the DEBs install into /opt. The update
script works fine.

We'll get the most leverage once the DEBS move to Testing.

I'll be interested to see how LIbO has been Debianized.


 Do you mean what Debian and Ubuntu does to LibreOffice to make it a part
of their registry?

I took a quick glance at the package listing in Debian Sid. It looks like
they're going to include a lot of goodies that will make a nice toolchain
for writers.

 I hope they do a good job

It looks like there's some housekeeping that needs doing to make the raw
package fit into the Debian standard file locations. To be honest, I was a
bit more concerned about branding issues (like FireFox, TBird issues).
Certainly including the optional bits will make it a nice starting point for
us (marketing) and downstream distros.

but I use LibreOffice's web site .deb version on my desktop and I do hope
it does not get messed up when it goes to registry.

Right. However, it does mean that you're responsible for handling the
updates (but you knew that). I seriously doubt you will want the version
installed via the LibO web site in parallel with the version from the
repository. I'm guessing that your current version's binaries are in /opt.
When you load it from the repository, the binaries will be in /usr/bin.

I'm really of two minds on this. There is some software (Eclipse) that I
want the bleeding edge. It looks like LibO will also be of that class.

I will probably install LibO via Apt (from what I believe you refer to as
"The Registry") just to see how it looks. However, since I will want to
track release candidates, I won't use the repository for this package.


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